Days come and go now and you don’t even realize it’s already the weekend. I’ve been working from home for quite some time now so this quarantine is not much different. The only difference is that I avoid going out even to buy groceries. I think I’ve stocked up our pantry for the next three months. Anyway, I believe today is the perfect day to enjoy the outdoors and use the BBQ grill! I can already smell the smoky barbecue wafting through our backyard… yummy!
Bring Out the BBQ Grill!
I asked the boys to bring out our RecTec grill and prepare it. When they realized that we were gonna have a barbecue outdoors, they set off to arrange the dining table. I guess they are really bored now and any new activity seems like a big break. This is definitely something good about this quarantine — the boys are becoming more involved in house work.
I readied the chicken pieces so that it can marinate well before putting them on the grill. Oh, before I forget…would you love to win your very own RecTec grill? This RecTec RT-340 BBQ grill is perfect for the outdoors — convenient enough to bring on picnics and camping, too! By the way, this is worth $599 so this is really a good deal! How to win it? Simply click here and register.
For this recipe, I used McCormick’s Grill Mates Smokehouse Mesquite Single Use Marinade. Since it was still early, I marinated the chicken pieces, covered them and placed them in the fridge where they can marinade for 2 hours. Would have been better to marinate them overnight but we couldn’t wait for tomorrow to have a barbecue!
You can also throw in some pork to grill while you’re at it. Last time we did this, I also grilled some pork tenderloin and used the meat for this Mesquite Pork Fajitas. You can also use chicken, too!
Anyway, the chicken is ready and hubby already prepared the garden salad. Time to get grilling!
Check out the recipe on the left and share it with your friends and family!
Mesquite Barbecue Recipe
- REC TEC RT340 grill
- baking pan
- roasting rack
- 6 lbs chicken or pork
- 3 packets McCormick's Grill Mates Smokehouse Mesquite Single Use Marinade
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- Mix all the marinade ingredients and marinate the meat for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Set the REC TEC grill's temperature to 400 degrees F.
- Grill the meat until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
- Baste the meat every 15 to 20 minutes to keep it moist.